Cheers & Jeers

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Cheers: To Elvis Andrus, Derek Holland and Joe Nathan, along with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, for donating to the Southeast Arlington Little League to recover their fall season. Jeers to the selfish woman who stole the Little League’s money.

— Catherine A. Griffin,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To John Blake, Elvis Andrus, Derek Holland and Joe Nathan of the Texas Rangers for helping the Southeast Arlington Little League after someone stole their money. Way to go, Texas Rangers! You are superheroes!

— Carline Thomas, Arlington

Cheers: To Sen. Ted Cruz! You didn’t waste my time. Thanks for standing up for all us who are against Obamacare. Your courage is admirable.

— Kathy Graves, Azle

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital for the excellent care given to my wife. Cheers also to Drs. Sambath Kumar and Moon and also to RN Atima Sesay. All others on the staff were also great. My wife is now in full recovery thanks to their professional assistance.

— Bill Mahoney, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Rosemont Middle School JCC Cadets and staff for running a weekend 5K. We have a wonderful staff and very loyal students. Thanks to everyone for your support and commitment to our school.

— Janice Sharp, Burleson

Cheers: To the mayor of Addison and an elderly couple at the Addison Oktoberfest who gave us free admission and meal tickets. We will pay it forward!

— Sandra Jackson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Khalafi for triple-bypass surgery Sept. 12 and to Belenda Vasquez in Plaza Medical Center’s cardiovascular critical care unit for her patience and care. Cheers also to Lindsay and Kiva for their loving care in the cardiovascular ICU.

— Jim Fester, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the writer of the unfavorable review of the new Bravo restaurant. I have spoken to many people who love it. I have eaten there four times and plan to go back. I’m thankful that it opened in Fort Worth.

—Joyce Gerrick, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth police at the Robert Earl Keen benefit on Sept. 12 at the Capital Bar. They failed to control a crowd of people who came in at the last minute and stood in front of reserved tables where patrons had been seated since 6:30.

— Rhonda Daniels, Azle

Jeers: To drivers who don’t yield at yield signs. On Sept. 19 at about 4:30 p.m., I was westbound on Interstate 30 in the Camp Bowie area when a gray-haired man in a black pickup failed to yield to highway traffic. I honked my horn and slammed on the brakes to avoid a collision. He gave me the finger.

— Linda Gibson, Saginaw

Cheers: To the big-box retailer that Frances Covington jeered on Sept. 21. The pharmacy team at every pharmacy deserves a lunch break. They are professionals who make critical decisions. Give them a much-deserved break. Besides, state law prohibits dispensing prescriptions without a pharmacist. Trained assistants will not work in this case!

— Ron Jencopale, registered pharmacist, Keller

Cheers: To the big-box retailer jeered on Sept. 21. Would you want a pharmacist who is not well-rested or hungry to dispense your medication? Even physicians’ offices close for lunch. Why not a pharmacy? Besides, a pharmacist is required by Texas law to be on duty while prescriptions are being released.

— Carter High, registered

pharmacist, Keller

Cheers: To the office staff and operating room crew at Baylor Surgicare at Oakmont. I received excellent care from the personnel at the front desk to the preoperative, operative and post-operative crew. Many thanks to Mary Ann, Debby, Chuck, Debbie, Collete, Lee and Dr. “Mac.” The friendliness and professionalism that you gave to me could not have been better.

— Donna McKee, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the city of Arlington for being a great place to live. But it would be even better if Caliente Drive were resurfaced from Green Oaks Boulevard north to Bardin Road.

— Max Smilow, Arlington

Jeers: To an insurance agent in south Arlington for not following through on his word. I had received a letter saying I would get a $10 gift card if I gave them two minutes of my time to talk about insurance. I spent 45 minutes and the agent wasn’t able to beat my current rates. A gift card was never forthcoming, despite multiple assurances.

— Judy Benyshek, Arlington

Jeers: To a woman driving a small black pickup who dumped a tiny dog in the middle of the road at Halbert and Routt streets on Sept. 22 and drove away as the dog ran behind the truck. Thank God for surveillance cameras.

—Mary Moss, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the dedicated professionals at Regency Medical Center in Fort Worth. They helped me make the transition from an acute-care hospital to home during my August visit. They were kind, caring and compassionate in providing the care I needed.

— Bill Luebbehusen, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the person who picked up my son’s cellphone in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral after it fell from his pocket. When my father called the phone, the guy promised to return it after visiting his daughter in Keller. Now he won’t answer our calls. There are priceless photos and a school report on the phone.

— Brandy Reynolds, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the federal judge who ruled against a $20 million severance payment to the CEO of American Airlines during the airline’s bankruptcy and merger fiasco.

— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: To Chasity White, who transferred to Leonard Middle School this year and had an adjustment to make. She has done so with flying colors. She has a high A in my class, sets a good example and is a joy to have in class.

— Stuart Sumner, Leonard

Middle School, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Grace at the Northwest YMCA. She makes everyone feel like family. We appreciate her so much.

— Anita and Ray Cox, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth’s Transportation and Public Works Department. It took only one call about a pothole that developed on West Sixth Street in front of our business and within an hour a crew arrived to repair it. This is the third time in 12 years that I’ve called. Every time I’ve been surprised at how speedy they are.

— Steve Metcalf, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Haley O’Hara, who celebrated her ninth birthday by asking friends and family to donate to Kidd’s Kids, a local charity, in lieu of gifts. This wonderful young lady was able to raise more than $1,000.

— Angie Brown, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To American Airlines. I made a reservation for two on the carrier’s website on Sept. 19 but didn’t pay at the time. The next day, my Internet service was out so I called reservations and gave my credit card number. The call took 45 seconds. When I got confirmation of my tickets, I had been charged $50 for the phone call.

— Mike Leinen, Grapevine

Jeers: To those who don’t describe all the reasons why unemployment rates decrease and just want to provide false hope to the public. The rates decrease because after 18 months of unemployment one can no longer receive benefits and thus is no longer listed as unemployed.

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Joe Cruze of Mount Olivet Funeral Home who helped me with a special request.

— Jo Sellers, Fort Worth

Jeers: To whoever took my two rings from the ladies’ restroom at Texas Oncology Center on 12th Avenue on Sept. 23 at about 2:15 p.m. The wedding band had belonged to my deceased grandmother. I inadvertently left the rings after washing my hands, came back shortly afterward and found that they were gone. I suspect someone in a stall took them.

— D. Ann Geer, Weatherford

Jeers: To the bicyclist who was riding during rush hour on Marine Creek Parkway. People need to get to work or get kids to school. You cause traffic jams; you’re not a car. Use the sidewalk. Jeers to our local government for encouraging cyclists to compete with cars on roads.

— Karen Hooper, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork for its 12-hour music festival that intruded on the quality of life for residents of the Overton Woods neighborhood. The festival seemed to violate the Fort Worth code regarding “noise of such a character, and continued duration, which substantially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of private homes by persons of ordinary sensibilities.”

— Kurt Anderson, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a very nice woman and her husband who put my bags in the electric cart he was using at the Wal-Mart in Burleson. I was in my power chair with very little room to carry things. They carried my bags to the sidewalk outside the store.

— Dale Blackstock, Burleson

Jeers: To the judge at the Scott D. Moore Juvenile Justice Center for releasing a juvenile to his parents with just an ankle monitor. This juvenile is accused in the alcohol-related deaths of four people. Cheers to officials of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office who wanted to take the youth into custody.

— Janelle Coyle, Burleson

Cheers: To David Darwin for making my car-buying experience at Holt Fiat In Hurst a good one. My deal was difficult and went wrong on many levels, but David came in after three others had tried to help me solve problems and get my deal done. He took me from crazy to calm in no time.

— Kelly Kunkle, Euless

Cheers: To the District Clerk’s Office at the Southwest Subcourthouse for providing quick and easy full-service passport renewals. Special cheers to file desk assistant Debbie.

— Reed K. Bilz, Fort Worth

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